Welcome to Onset!

ONSET is an exciting new group featuring some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians who have just announced the release of their debut single as well as a nationwide tour for 2021.

ONSET was formed by Graham Henderson (keyboard), Davie Ryan (drums) and Pádraig Rynne (concertina + electronics) who are joined by Tara Breen (fiddle), Niall McCabe (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Adam Taylor (bass). The group was borne out of their collective passion for a dynamic approach to traditional music. The music draws from their diverse musical backgrounds, and creates a deep and fascinating musical experience with flowing melodies and rhythmic character.


Onset Tour

The Band


Listen to our Onset playlist, watch some videos of members of the band in action on other projects and follow us on spotify!!

Daniel Neely
The Irish Echo, New York

The uniting feature of all this music, besides its exquisite execution, is its complexity. It’s not challenging to listen to, per se, but when one sits down for a close listen, it becomes quickly evident that no harmonic, rhythmic, or textural stone is left unturned.


Performance dates for 2021

16th October :: Source Arts Centre, Thurles

29th Octover :: Glór (In association with Music Generation Clare)

5th November :: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton

6th November :: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

12 December, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Follow us on Spotify to keep up to date with new music

Latest releases on Liosbeg Records


  • Pádraig Rynne
  • Aug 2019

This 2019 release from Pádraig features Davie Ryan on Drums and Graham Henderson on keyoboards. Guests include Ariel Possen, Mark Lettieri, Dónal Lunny, Jeremy Kittel, Eoin WalsH, Cillian King, Cillian Doheny, Cormac McCarthy and Phillip Lassiter.



A collaborative album between four Co. Clare natives Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen, Elaine Hogan and Conor Crimmins. Material is traditional based with compositions by many great Irish composers such as Dónal Lunny, Josephine Keegan, Marty Barry, Liz Carrol and Ger Fahy.

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